Decorating can be a game of chance. To help make sure that you are playing right, we have created a simple guidebook for you. With our top ten tips, we hope to help you avoid all of the decorating mishaps. Let’s get started!
Decorating Mishaps to Avoid:
- Forgetting House Plants.
A great, inexpensive decor piece for homeowners to incorporate into their design is houseplants. Plants, flowers, and succulents can bring life into any space. They add a refreshing twist to your decor and they tend to turn around a sour attitude.
- Choosing The Wrong Lamp Shade.
Believe it or not, but a lampshade can pull together a room’s look. If you are using old or hand-me-down lampshades, now is the time to make the switch. With a sleek color choice, you can add to the room’s overall look and bring light back into your space.
- Not Trying Out Paint Before Buying.
Paint can look extremely different in your home versus in the store. We always recommend that homeowners take some samples home with them. Let the paint dry on the walls and give it a couple days to decide. You may also want to paint in different areas of the room to see how lighting will affect it.
- Making the Television Front & Center.
In a living room, it can be quite easy to decorate your room around the television. In a lot of circumstances, the only reason you are using your living room is for the television. But, we recommend starting the design of your room first then adding on the television. This will help your living room to be more based on conversation and company rather than electronics.
- Having Too Much Decor.
Do not get us wrong, we love and admire decor. Decor pieces are the staples that hold together a room’s design. Without decor, our walls would be bare and our shelves would be blank. But, there is such a thing as too much decor. To keep things simple, you can follow the rule of three’s. On each surface, there should only be three items. This will help to cut back on clutter and focus on simplicity.
- Not Creating an Entryway.
It is important to make an entryway inside of your home. An entryway welcomes guests and gives them a preview of what the expect throughout the rest of the home. With entryways, you can always keep it simple and on budget. A small table, chair, lamp, and/or coat rack can transform your once-boring space into a welcoming sanctuary.
- Incorporating Several Styles.
Homeowners will tend to shift their focus towards a specific house style. From contemporary to modern, you have a lot of options. The only problem with selecting a style for your home is you need to keep the style consist. When homeowners veer away from their style selection, it can potentially make the house feel off balanced. To help assure that it flows properly, we recommend sticking to one style.
- Using Outdated Hardware.
Take pride in your home’s appearance by updating the small things. Door knobs, handles, towel bars, and light fixtures can all be replaced with a more updated model. This will help your home look up to date.
- Owning Uncomfortable/Formal Seating.
The comfort of your furniture can be an essential part of a happy home. If you own a stiff sofa or hard dining room chairs, you may avoid using the space altogether. Instead, we recommend buying furniture that is a little more cozy than decorative.
- Showing Off Clutter.
Along with our “having too much decor” tip, we recommend cutting back on clutter. This means extra furnishings, fixtures, and decor. If the room feels bulky, it can begin to feel overwhelming and unwelcoming. To help cut back on clutter, clear everything except for the necessities. Starting with a blank canvas will help you refocus your design and incorporate the items you want in the room.
What decorating mishaps to you try to avoid? We would love to hear your comments and feedback below.